Goldstream News Staff

The Ministry of Forests has upgraded Vancouver Island’s drought level warning to level 3 after a long period of hot weather and no rain. (Courtesy of Ministry of Forests)

Vancouver Island’s drought rating rises to level 3

Province asking people to cut back on water usage, may add restrictions if conditions don’t improve

The Ministry of Forests has upgraded Vancouver Island’s drought level warning to level 3 after a long period of hot weather and no rain. (Courtesy of Ministry of Forests)
West Shore fire crews are battling a wild fire in Thetis Lake Regional Park. While under control and contained, it is expected to take several days to fully extinguish. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)

UPDATE: Wildfire closes sections of Thetis Lake Regional Park

Fire under control, but expected to take several days to fully extinguish

West Shore fire crews are battling a wild fire in Thetis Lake Regional Park. While under control and contained, it is expected to take several days to fully extinguish. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)
Drone footage shows a fire near Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood on Aug. 24. (yannieboi/YouTube)
Drone footage shows a fire near Fort Rod Hill in Colwood on Aug. 24. (yannieboi/YouTube)

VIDEO: Drone captures Fort Rodd Hill fire from Colwood skies

Fire chief reminds residents wildfires are no-fly zones, operators could face hefty fines

Drone footage shows a fire near Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood on Aug. 24. (yannieboi/YouTube)
Drone footage shows a fire near Fort Rod Hill in Colwood on Aug. 24. (yannieboi/YouTube)
A truck fire near Aspen Road on the Malahat may impact northbound drivers early Thursday (Aug. 25). (DriveBC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Expect delays as Malahat reopens after morning truck fire

Drivers reported the northbound blaze around 6:30 a.m.

A truck fire near Aspen Road on the Malahat may impact northbound drivers early Thursday (Aug. 25). (DriveBC traffic camera)
Jordan Brown was playing for Electric City FC in League1 Ontario. (Courtesy of Pacific Football Club)

Pacific FC signs striker Jordan Brown

The former Arsenal, West Ham and Cavalry FC man joins from Electric City FC in League1 Ontario

Jordan Brown was playing for Electric City FC in League1 Ontario. (Courtesy of Pacific Football Club)
Crews clean up after a commercial truck carrying chickens rolled over on the Malahat in the early morning hours of Aug. 19. (Andy Heslop/Facebook)

UPDATE: Malahat reopens after chicken truck crash cleanup

The highway was closed for several hours during the Friday morning commute

Crews clean up after a commercial truck carrying chickens rolled over on the Malahat in the early morning hours of Aug. 19. (Andy Heslop/Facebook)
Traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway is backed up to Spencer Road in Langford. (DriveBC traffic camera)

Traffic Alert: Crashes causing delays on the West Shore

Reports of a crash on Lindholm Road near Happy Valley Road causing…

Traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway is backed up to Spencer Road in Langford. (DriveBC traffic camera)
A collection of flower offerings sits on a ledge outside the Metchosin Country Store, in the wake of the death of co-owner Adriana Ko. (Cathy Webster/Black Press Media)

Flowers, condolences pour in to honour Metchosin corner store co-owner

Community support shown for family of Adriana Ko, who died recently at 51

A collection of flower offerings sits on a ledge outside the Metchosin Country Store, in the wake of the death of co-owner Adriana Ko. (Cathy Webster/Black Press Media)
Langford’s annual Show and Shine car show is returning to Goldstream Avenue on Aug. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Get your shine on: Langford Show and Shine makes its return Aug. 21

Goldstream Avenue will be filled with vehicles from 1975 and earlier

Langford’s annual Show and Shine car show is returning to Goldstream Avenue on Aug. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Shamrocks players salute the crowd at The Q Centre in Colwood on Sunday after being eliminated from the Western Lacrosse Association semifinals with a 15-10 loss in game 6 to the Langley Thunder. (Victoria Shamrocks/Twitter)

Victoria Shamrocks look to next season after weekend losses in WLA semifinal

Shamrocks drop 15-10 decision to Langley at The Q Centre in Colwood on Sunday

Victoria Shamrocks players salute the crowd at The Q Centre in Colwood on Sunday after being eliminated from the Western Lacrosse Association semifinals with a 15-10 loss in game 6 to the Langley Thunder. (Victoria Shamrocks/Twitter)
(Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Missing 21-year-old found safe

West Shore RCMP issued missing person alert on Aug. 15

(Black Press file photo)
Northbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford is expected to move slowly as the backup from a crash-related lane closure is relieved. (DriveBC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Malahat reopens after crash; motorists warned to expect delays

A truck and trailer went into the ditch north of West Shore Parkway on Trans-Canada Highway

Northbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford is expected to move slowly as the backup from a crash-related lane closure is relieved. (DriveBC traffic camera)
Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)

Royal Canadian Air Force holding exercises this week near Metchosin

Helicopter training activities happening from 10 a.m. to midnight, Aug. 15 to 19

Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)
A detour is available while a portion of the Galloping Goose Trail is closed in Colwood. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Galloping Goose section closed for a week due to sewer work

A detour is available for the Colwood stretch

A detour is available while a portion of the Galloping Goose Trail is closed in Colwood. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)
The Japanese Cultural Festival, featuring the Uminari Taiko drummers amongst other activities, is returning in person to a different venue, the new Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion. (Courtesy of Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society)

Japanese Cultural Festival returns for 22nd year in Esquimalt at new venue

Gorge Park Pavilion sits on important historical site for Japanese community

The Japanese Cultural Festival, featuring the Uminari Taiko drummers amongst other activities, is returning in person to a different venue, the new Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion. (Courtesy of Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society)
Colwood’s Juan de Fuca branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library is the latest location in the region to be featured in a Netflix original production, appearing in Rescued by Ruby earlier this year. (Greater Victoria Public Library/Facebook)

Colwood library added to growing list of Netflix filming locations

Three original Netflix productions have now been filmed in Greater Victoria

Colwood’s Juan de Fuca branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library is the latest location in the region to be featured in a Netflix original production, appearing in Rescued by Ruby earlier this year. (Greater Victoria Public Library/Facebook)
The Atkins Road culvert where a fish ladder has been built along Millstream Creek. The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting a pair of working parties this Saturday and Sunday to prepare the fish ladders for the fall return of fish to the watershed. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)

Volunteers needed to prep West Shore fish ladders

Peninsula Streams Society organizing working parties on Millstream Creek Saturday and Sunday

The Atkins Road culvert where a fish ladder has been built along Millstream Creek. The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting a pair of working parties this Saturday and Sunday to prepare the fish ladders for the fall return of fish to the watershed. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
The Victoria Shamrocks host the Langley Thunder in game 6 of the Western Lacrosse Association semifinals Sunday and are calling on fans to fill The Q Centre. (Courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Victoria Shamrocks call on fans to fill Q Centre for game 6 of semifinals

Sunday’s (Aug. 14) game in Colwood starts at 5 p.m.

The Victoria Shamrocks host the Langley Thunder in game 6 of the Western Lacrosse Association semifinals Sunday and are calling on fans to fill The Q Centre. (Courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
Mill Hill Regional Park has grown by 9.8 hectares after a land deal between the CRD and Town of View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD expands Mill Hill park with land from View Royal

Town sold 9.8 hectares of land bordering the park

Mill Hill Regional Park has grown by 9.8 hectares after a land deal between the CRD and Town of View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sober Fest is coming to the South Vancouver Island Rangers’ property in Langford later this month. (Black Press Media File)

New festival coming to Langford sells out within days

Sober Fest is focused on providing a safe space while raising funds for those living with addiction

Sober Fest is coming to the South Vancouver Island Rangers’ property in Langford later this month. (Black Press Media File)
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